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Today in Johnson City History: April 27

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Apr 27, 2019 at 7:15 AM

April 27, 1809: Johnson City founder Henry Johnson was born in Guilford, North Carolina.

April 27, 1974: Tipton-Haynes Historical Farm began a three-day Tricentennial Celebration. U.S. Congressman James H. Quillen spoke at the opening ceremonies.

April 27, 1979: Jim Irving Mooney died at age 72 in Johnson City. He was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1931-1934 for the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants.

April 27, 2009: Johnson City medical officials were bracing for the arrival of a swine flu outbreak that was sweeping the country.

Sources: Bob Cox’s Yesteryear; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press.

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